PHP Programming

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code PHP

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


On completion of the course the delegate will have a good practical knowledge of how to write successful PHP code.

This course is suitable for UNIX and Windows Users, Web Developers and Programmers wishing to learn the PHP programming language.


The delegate will learn to:

  • Declare and initialise variables
  • Construct expressions with arithmetic, logical and relational operators
  • Use iterative type statements
  • Use conditional statements
  • Read/write text and binary files
  • Manipulate text using regular expression
  • Use and code functions.
  • Use built-in library functions
  • Use arrays and hashes
  • Create and use external PHP Code.

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History of PHP (5 topics)

  • Installing PHP
  • General Requirements
  • UNIX based Systems
  • Windows based Systems
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

PHP Language Basics (11 topics)

  • Programming Basics
  • Comment markers
  • PHP Tags
  • Output Commands
  • Using Files
  • Include_path
  • Opening files
  • Reading files
  • Writing to Files

PHP Variables (24 topics)

  • Naming Rules
  • Data Types
  • Numerical
  • Integer
  • Floating Point Numbers
  • Floating Point Precision
  • Single Quoted Strings
  • Double Quoted Strings
  • Creating and Assigning Variables
  • Assigning Values to Variables
  • Type Conversion
  • Variable Scoping
  • Global Keyword
  • Static Keyword
  • Super Globals
  • Constants
  • Variable Variables
  • Operators
  • Assignment Operators
  • Increment/Decrement Operators
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • String Operators
  • Comparison Operators
  • Logical Operators

Control Structures (12 topics)

  • Statement Blocks
  • If Construct
  • Else Keyword
  • Elseif Keyword
  • Looping Constructs
  • While Loop
  • Do-while Loop
  • For Loop
  • Foreach Loop
  • Loop Control Words
  • Break
  • Continue

Regular Expressions (14 topics)

  • Meta-Characters
  • Backslash
  • Unicode Character Properties
  • Circumflex and Dollar
  • Full Stop
  • Square Brackets
  • Vertical Bar
  • Multipliers
  • Subpatterns
  • Repetition
  • Pattern Matching with ereg and eregi
  • Pattern Matching with preg_match
  • Splitting Text
  • Switch

PHP Arrays (10 topics)

  • Syntax
  • Creating/Modifying with Square-Bracket Syntax
  • Array Functions
  • Pitfalls when using Arrays
  • Using a Return value as a Key
  • Converting to Array
  • Sorting an Array
  • Multi-Dimensional Arrays
  • Example
  • Creating a new Multi-Dimensional Array

PHP Functions (6 topics)

  • Conditionally Created Functions
  • Functions Created Inside Functions
  • Argument Passing by Value
  • Argument Passing by Reference
  • Returning Values
  • Including External PHP Functions

PHP Object Oriented (4 topics)

  • Classes and Inheritance
  • Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Keywords

PHP & PEAR (5 topics)

  • What is PEAR?
  • Command Line Package Installer
  • Fully-Automatic Installation
  • Semi-Automatic Installation
  • What is PECL?

PHP & HTML (1 topic)

  • HTML/PHP Examples


Programming experience with another language would be beneficial and an appreciation of HTML would be an advantage.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Virtual Classroom (London)
3 Days $1,545

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